OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network presents an “OWN Spotlight” event titled “Where Do We Go From Here?” beginning TONIGHT at 9 p.m. EST.
The two-night special is in response to the continuing civil unrest in America following the tragic murder of George Floyd and will feature a dynamic body of artists, activists and Black thought leaders led by Oprah Winfrey.
Featured panelists include Atlanta’s own Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and politician/activist Stacey Abrams.
Other panelists include noted journalist Charles M. Blow; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Academy award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“When They See Us,” “13th”, “Queen Sugar”), professor and author Jennifer Eberhardt (author of “Biased”); journalist and Pulitzer prize-winning founder of the “1619 Project” Nikole Hannah-Jones; historian and author Ibram Kendi (“How to be an Anti-Racist”), award-winning actor David Oyelowo (“Selma”), Color of Change founder Rashad Robinson; and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) national board member Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.
“I’ve been having private conversations with friends and thought leaders about what’s next and where we go from here,” said Oprah Winfrey. “I thought it would be both of interest and service to bring their ideas, concerns and comments into a national spotlight.”
“As a network dedicated to supporting and uplifting Black lives, OWN is committed to providing our community with important dialogue and helpful resources in this challenging time as we mourn the murder of George Floyd and ask ourselves how can we come together to create meaningful change,” said Tina Perry, President, OWN. “I am proud that our Discovery family has joined us to amplify this message in solidarity.”
“OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here” is produced by OWN and is executive produced by Winfrey and Tara Montgomery. It will also stream for free on the Watch OWN and Discovery Family TVE apps, as well as OWN’s Youtube, Facebook and Instagram channels and be available on Discovery’s global platforms in more than 200 countries and territories.
Check out a sneak peek:
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